By Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) - A famed baker that has operated on Long Island for more than a century is closing its Bay Shore facility this summer.

Entenmann’s parent company Bimbo Bakeries USA announced Thursday that the company is shifting production to other plants.

Newsday ( ) reports that 178 of the Bay Shore plant’s 265 workers will lose their jobs.

A company spokesman says the current facility that opened in 1961 can no longer operate efficiently.

The company was founded in Brooklyn in 1898 by William Entenmann.

He moved to a small store in Bay Shore in 1905. The company relocated to the current facility in 1961. At its peak it employed 1,500 in Bay Shore.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is the U.S. arm of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo.

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